Six people arrested last month in what is believed to be a near-record seizure of psychedelic mushrooms were indicted on several charges by a Lucas County grand jury Tuesday.
Matthew Thierry, 41, of 5910 Berkey-Southern Rd. in Whitehouse was charged with illegal manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, and tampering with evidence, each with major drug offender specifications. Also charged was his wife, Sara Thierry, 38, who faces one count each of tampering with evidence and obstructing justice.
The 20-count indictment also names Mikael Stiles, 31, of 5360 Secor Rd.; Ronald Hammersmith, 43, of 5768 Home Lane; Ian Golbinec, 31, of 240 Eastern Ave.; and Autum Johnson, 30, of 543 Colburn St., each charged with illegal manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, and aggravated trafficking in drugs. Golbinec and Johnson are also charged with tampering with evidence.
The defendants are all charged in connection with the seizure of about 137 pounds, or an estimated $3.1 million worth, of psychedelic mushrooms, which were confiscated when five houses in Toledo and one in Whitehouse were searched in September.